The Herald (Harare)

Zimbabwe: Teens' Xmas Makeover

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Make-up doesn't define your beauty, it's just used to cover up what makes you beautiful. Our flaws are there for a reason so embrace them. Wearing make-up is important for some people mostly women. Depending on what one does for a living, make-up is actually a basic necessity.

Other people may argue that make-up is just a waste of time and money and will just cover the natural glow of the skin. But for those who work in show business, for example, make-up is considered an indispensable item.

For actors and actresses involved in plays, making movies and TV shows, for example, almost every single day of their lives involves putting on make-up.

Some use make-up to remove the shine on their faces while other people use it to hide imperfections on their skin.

The use of make-up is also important for movies that involve a creative set design and costume. To complement the movie's theme, actors and actresses wear specific make-up to achieve a certain look.

In the real world, there is also a significant part of society that considers make-up very important.

Much of society today values good looks and so many people try to look good and better using make-up.

With make-up on, some people feel more beautiful and confident which are important qualities to have in today's modern world.

Teenage girls also need make-up, but some are getting it wrong.

Starting this week Cool Lifestyle is embarking on the Christmas makeover for teenage girls. This comes after Vault Cosmetics partnered with this teen paper to do a makeover show for a month.

Vault Cosmetics founder Jackie Mgido, who is based in the United States, is currently in the country promoting her products.

"I feel so honoured to partner with you in transforming the teenage girls into African princesses.

"The problem we are having is that many teens tend to copy what they see on MTV, but little do they know that it is only for television," she said.

Jackie, who has worked with Ne-Yo, Sylvester Stallone, Cuba Gooding and Snoop Dogg, said make-up should go hand-in-hand with your personality.

"Recently I attended the Zimbabwean hip-hop awards and I was amazed by what I saw -- a lot of talent lying idle.

"When it comes to fashion and make-up I think Zimbabwe is catching up though there are some mistakes that need to be corrected," she said.

However, Cool Lifestyle each week identifies one girl who gets a makeover at Jackie's Avondale studio and she automatically qualifies for the competition.

To vote for the best girl makeover, simply send the name of the girl whom you think has been transformed to Cool Lifestyle numbers. Smses close on December 31.

Remember it's one vote per sms. The winner, who will be announced on January 5, 2013 receives a Vault Cosmetics hamper courtesy of Jackie.

Let's celebrate our Christmas with the correct make-up girls!!!

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